Natalie Williams > Joss Stone
M. Mealey | Washington, DC | 01/22/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Remember a few years ago when everyone hyped Joss Stone like she would become the next big thing in blue-eyed soul?
...Joss Stone, she of the "over-sing until you sound like you're about throw-up" school of soul-singing. Yeah.
Well, this girl here is the next thing.
Big? Perhaps not. But her arrangements and vocals are that wonderful bouncy, love-pop, boho, neo-soul, thing done quite well.
Her voice isn't particularly unique, but it's beautiful and she knows how to use it. That counts more than a bombastic voice that's oversung (Christina Aguilera, Joss Stone, I'm talking to you).
...And she's not just "good for a white girl". She's good, period.
If you're looking for something new and a bit under the radar, pick this CD up."